How Do Employers Get An Idea of How Long Someone Will Stay in a Job? |

Employers are always concerned about hiring job hoppers. This is how they figure it out.

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I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m a coach who helps people professionally in

many different ways. It can be involved with a job search,

hiring more effectively managing and leading

workplace-related issues, executive coaching–

a whole host of things and here i answer a question from someone who wants toQuestion mark

know, “How do employers get an idea of how long

someone’s going to stay in a job easy now it’s false

it’s all working with the assumption or an assumption but this is how they

think. Like with a mutual fund but the

opposite, past performance, they think, does

indicate future behavior. So, for example, you went to a great

school they believe you’re bred for success

you work for pedigree corporations they think you’re above

average after all you’re not working for some firm no one’s ever heard the name

of before. You’re working for (fill in the blank). Same thing in this

respect they look at your past behavior and they

make assumptions about your future conduct

now the fact that there might have been a recession that caused you to leave

your job that your boss was a maniac that the

project you were working on got cancelled

they don’t ask about that they look at the job history and they go

six months here three months there four months there

and they assume that you’re a job hopper so this is how they do it it’s wrong

You know, they could send an email to you asking for clarification, for why the

frequent job changes, is to allow you a chance to

to elaborate. And you can do that in the resume, as

well. Next to each organization left because

of a position being eliminated along with 700 others

“left because (fill in the blank) . . .  Mature reasons. We never want to insult a

former manager we never want to be critical we just

want to present facts.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

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